Attorney General William Barr, an agency spokesman, ordered the deployment of special tactical units from the federal Prison Bureau to respond to protests in Washington, DC and Miami.
BOP spokesperson Scott Taylor said in a statement that the units that make up BOP’s special crisis management teams are “highly trained tactical units that can respond to prison illnesses and provide assistance to other law enforcement officers in emergencies.”
Units include distress control teams trained to deal with crowd control.
Taylor sent teams to Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. at the request of the Attorney General.
The agency does not tell the cities how many officers they have appointed or where these officers typically work.
On Monday, President Trump threatened to mobilize the army to suppress protests and devastating uprisings that dragged the city in the days after George Floyd’s death in police custody.
Trump was founded in 1992 by President George H.W. enacted a law from 1807 to send the army last used by. Bush to stop LA riots after police beat Rodney King.
“I am mobilizing all available civil and military federal resources to stop the uprising and plunder and end the destruction,” Trump said on Monday, mobilizing the 1807 Uprising Act.
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